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Aztek Dummy Question

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:28 pm
by scaddude
After all these years, I've finally decided to give aztec templates a try. I just found a video from 4 years ago warning about the incredible stickiness of Aztek Dummy. So, I was curious: Is this still the case? Have they improved or should I move on? I was looking at their sets for all the Enterprise, B, Excelsior, Reliant, NX, and JJ-Prise.

Thoughts? I know Orbital Drydock has a set as well, but not for the same ones.

Re: Aztek Dummy Question

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:38 am
by Julien
Hi,
Yep, nowadays Lou (aka AztekDummy) uses yellow vinyl which is a lot less sticky than what he was using before.

Basically, the masks are black, be careful as they are the older version, but if they are yellow is all good.

Still, be careful using them, let the paint cure completely and do a quick gloss coat before using the masks.

Re: Aztek Dummy Question

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:37 pm
by Moongrim
Julien wrote:Hi,
Yep, nowadays Lou (aka AztekDummy) uses yellow vinyl which is a lot less sticky than what he was using before.

Basically, the masks are black, be careful as they are the older version, but if they are yellow is all good.

Still, be careful using them, let the paint cure completely and do a quick gloss coat before using the masks.

Good advice.
When removing said masks- be VERY patient. I use a NEW X-acto blade (with handle) to ccccaaareefully nudge up a corner of the mask and gently tug it up off of the model with a set of fine point tweezers. Be sure to keep a set of bottles containing the pigments you're using for touch ups.

Re: Aztek Dummy Question

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:39 am
by scaddude
Thanks gang! Good to know.

Re: Aztek Dummy Question

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:49 am
by MEATLOAFr
scaddude wrote:Thanks gang! Good to know.


yes, we spread the knowledge like the smell of a dead skunk on the road (you make not know where it's coming from, but you know it when you smell it) :lol:

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